Ryusuke Hamaguchi: “Inspiration always comes to me through words”

MAINTENANCE – With Tales of chance and other fantasies, the Japanese director immerses us in romantic relationships through three stories. And dialogues, the basis of his staging.

At the end of February, during our Zoom interview, Ryusuke Hamaguchi had not yet received the Oscar for best international film for Drive My Car , a public and critical triumph, crowned with numerous awards around the world (screenplay at Cannes, Golden Globe, Bafta). But he has not come down from his cloud. “It’s a very big honor that I didn’t expect at all. I can’t wait to attend the ceremony. I can’t believe that I’m going to meet Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.”

A month later, the Japanese filmmaker had a dream evening: he did get the prestigious statuette. The French public will be able to discover Tales of chance and other fantasiessilver bear at the Berlinale in 2021. Three stories for a feature film that virtuously explores the game of love and chance.

LE FIGARO. – Tales of chance and other fantasies and Drive My Car maintain close relationships. Is it because you shot them simultaneously?


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